Observatory

University of Glasgow, Garscube Campus, Acre Road, Glasgow G20 0TL

0141 330 4152

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.

  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Maryhill.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is cobbled.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 238cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 10in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft 8in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter the main entrance .

  • The female and male toilets are 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.